US20030010781A1 - Method and device for closing a container and container provided with same - Google Patents

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US20030010781A1 US10203187 US20318702A US2003010781A1 US 20030010781 A1 US20030010781 A1 US 20030010781A1 US 10203187 US10203187 US 10203187 US 20318702 A US20318702 A US 20318702A US 2003010781 A1 US2003010781 A1 US 2003010781A1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D41/00Caps, e.g. crown caps or crown seals, i.e. members having parts arranged for engagement with the external periphery of a neck or wall defining a pouring opening or discharge aperture; Protective cap-like covers for closure members, e.g. decorative covers of metal foil or paper
    • B65D41/02Caps or cap-like covers without lines of weakness, tearing strips, tags, or like opening or removal devices
    • B65D41/16Snap-on caps or cap-like covers
    • B65D41/18Snap-on caps or cap-like covers non-metallic, e.g. made of paper or plastics
    • B65D41/185Snap-on caps or cap-like covers non-metallic, e.g. made of paper or plastics with integral internal sealing means
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D51/00Closures not otherwise provided for
    • B65D51/18Arrangements of closures with protective outer cap-like covers or of two or more co-operating closures
    • B65D51/20Caps, lids, or covers co-operating with an inner closure arranged to be opened by piercing, cutting, or tearing
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D2251/00Details relating to container closures
    • B65D2251/0003Two or more closures
    • B65D2251/0006Upper closure
    • B65D2251/0015Upper closure of the 41-type
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D2251/00Details relating to container closures
    • B65D2251/0003Two or more closures
    • B65D2251/0068Lower closure
    • B65D2251/0087Lower closure of the 47-type

Abstract

The invention concerns a method for closing a container provided with a neck (2) by means of a closing device comprising a pourer (3) and a stopper (4), which consists in: when the stopper (4) is fixed on the neck (2) or the pourer (3), pressing (F1) towards the neck (2) an element (36) previously attached to the pourer (3), with interposed between said element (36) and the neck (2), a tight sealed membrane closure (5); and in securing said element (36) to said membrane by sealing. The device comprises an element (36) adapted to be pressed (F1) towards the neck (2) and an membrane closure (5) for closing the neck, designed to be interposed between said element (36) and said neck (2).

Description

  • [0001]
    The invention relates to a method and a device for closing a container provided with a neck and to a container equipped with such a device.
  • [0002]
    It is known to make containers for liquid, such as milk bottles made of plastics material, for example high density polyethylene. In order to avoid drips of liquid during pouring from the neck of the container, it is known to equip this neck with a pourer forming a surface for flow of the liquid.
  • [0003]
    It is also known to close the neck of a bottle, equipped with a pourer or not, by means of a closure made of a sheet of aluminium, this closure generally being sealed on this neck. The removal of such a closure is generally not easy and a user not used to this type of closure does not understand intuitively. This results in false manipulations. In addition, even if he/she is used to this type of closure, it happens that the user does not manage to remove the closure completely, shreds of closure remaining in place on the edges of the neck or of the pourer, which creates an obstacle to the flow of the milk and renders the flow irregular. In addition, such shreds of closure hinder subsequent recycling and revalorisation of the bottle, which cannot be considered as a homogeneous object made of plastics material.
  • [0004]
    U.S. Pat. No. 4,815,618 teaches sticking a disc on a circular closure wedged, by its peripheral zone, between a neck and an annular part of the stopper. To remove the closure, it is necessary to break bridges connecting this disc to this annular part and to tear the closure whose peripheral edge remains jammed between the neck and the annular part. This requires a considerable effort likely to induce a rupture of the traction ring of the disc and/or to provoke projections. In addition, the bearing of the disc on the closure depends on the manufacturing tolerances of the stopper and of the neck of the container and it could not be excluded that the closure be incurved at the level of the disc, hence a risk of imperfect seal.
  • [0005]
    It is a more particular object of the invention to overcome these drawbacks by proposing a method for closing a container as described hereinabove which consists:
  • [0006]
    when a stopper is fixed on the neck or the pourer of the container, in pressing towards the neck an element previously attached to the pourer, with interposed between this element and this neck, a tight sealed membrane closure of the neck; and
  • [0007]
    in securing this element to this membrane by sealing.
  • [0008]
    Thanks to the method of the invention, the positioning of the stopper induces a firm bearing or application of the afore-mentioned element on the membrane closure, which is used to advantage for securing them by sealing, this element then facilitating extraction of the membrane closure when the product contained in the container is to be used.
  • [0009]
    According to a first advantageous aspect of the invention, the method consists in sealing the element and the membrane closure firmly and in sealing the membrane closure and the neck in non-definitive manner. Thanks to this aspect of the invention, the membrane closure remains fast with the manoeuvring element when the latter is displaced with respect to the neck, which allows a complete tear of the membrane closure with respect to the neck.
  • [0010]
    The invention also relates to a closure device for carrying out the method as described hereinabove and, more specifically, to a closure device which comprises:
  • [0011]
    an element adapted to be pressed towards the neck of the container due to the fixation of a stopper on the neck or on the pourer and
  • [0012]
    a membrane closure for this neck designed to be interposed between this element and this neck and to be sealed to this element and to this neck.
  • [0013]
    According to advantageous but non-obligatory aspects of the invention, the device incorporates one or more of the following characteristics:
  • [0014]
    The afore-mentioned element is fast with a ring for gripping allowing it to be torn with respect to the neck.
  • [0015]
    The afore-mentioned element comprises a substantially planar surface, in the form of a ring or disc, for bearing against the membrane closure.
  • [0016]
    The membrane closure is adapted to be firmly sealed to the afore-mentioned element and to be removably sealed to the neck.
  • [0017]
    The membrane closure comprises a core made of a complex based on aluminium and coated, on a first face, with a peel-off varnish and, on a second face, with a film based on polyethylene.
  • [0018]
    The element is adapted to be maintained at a distance from the membrane closure by the pourer before fixation of the stopper on the pourer.
  • [0019]
    The element is formed in one piece with the pourer to which it is connected, before the fixation of the stopper, by at least one breakable bridge, this bridge making it possible to maintain the element at a distance from the membrane closure.
  • [0020]
    The stopper comprises a part adapted to exert on the afore-mentioned element an effort of thrust in the direction of the neck and of the membrane closure.
  • [0021]
    The pourer is equipped with a lip defining, with the afore-mentioned element, a chamber for pre-positioning of the membrane closure, this lip also participating in the tightness of the assembly between the pourer and the neck.
  • [0022]
    The invention also relates to a container for liquid, particularly a plastic bottle, equipped with a closure device as described hereinabove. Such a container is easier to manipulate than those of the state of the art, while its manufacture and cost price are economically satisfactory.
  • [0023]
    The invention will be more readily understood and other advantages thereof will appear more clearly in the light of the following description of an embodiment of a closure device in accordance with its principle and of its method of implementation, given solely by way of example and made with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:
  • [0024]
    [0024]FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a closure device and of the neck of a bottle according to the invention.
  • [0025]
    [0025]FIG. 2 is a view on a larger scale of detail II in FIG. 1.
  • [0026]
    [0026]FIG. 3 is a half-section on a larger scale of the closure device of FIG. 1 in the course of fixation on the corresponding bottle.
  • [0027]
    [0027]FIG. 4 is a section in perspective in the plane of section of FIG. 3 while the closure device is fixed on the bottle, and
  • [0028]
    [0028]FIG. 5 is a section in the plane of FIG. 3 while the membrane for closing the neck is in the course of withdrawal.
  • [0029]
    The bottle 1 shown in the Figures is a bottle intended to contain milk, made by blowing a high density polyethylene parison. The cost price of such a bottle is attractive, while it performs its function of container efficiently.
  • [0030]
    The neck 2 of this bottle is substantially cylindrical and X2-X′2 denotes its axis of symmetry. This neck has a curved generatrix and it forms a slightly truncated part 21 of which the inner end constitutes the edge 22 of the neck 2, part 21 extending opposite the edge 22 by a part 23 with curved generatrix outside which a thread 24 is formed.
  • [0031]
    The device of the invention also comprises a pourer 3 and a stopper 4, respectively made of low density polyethylene and high or medium density polyethylene. Other materials may, of course, be used for moulding the elements 2, 3 and 4, the material of the pourer advantageously remaining less rigid than those of the neck 2 and the stopper 4.
  • [0032]
    The pourer 3 is cylindrical and symmetrical about an axis X3-X′3 merged with axis X2-X′2 when the pourer 3 is screwed on neck thanks to an inner thread 34 provided to cooperate with the thread 24. The pourer 3 comprises a part 31 with generatrix substantially rectilinear and parallel to axis X3-X′3 and of which the edge 32 opposite the body 11 of the bottle 1 is curved outwardly, with the result that it forms a surface 32 a for flow of the milk towards the outside of the bottle 1.
  • [0033]
    The pourer 3 also comprises a second part 33 with generatrix substantially parallel to axis X3-X′3, parts 31 and 34 being joined by a truncated part 35 intended to abut against the outer surface 25 a of a transition zone 25 between parts 21 and 23 of the neck 2.
  • [0034]
    On its face 35 a provided to come into contact with the surface 25 a, the part 35 is provided with ribs 35 b intended to fit against complementary ribs 25 b formed on the surface 25 a, these ribs 25 b and 35 b being oriented so that they oppose an unscrewing of the pourer 3 when the latter has been screwed on the neck 2.
  • [0035]
    The part 35 is also bordered by a lip 35 c provided to come into abutment against the surface 21 a, as shown in FIG. 4, with the result that the risks of flow of milk between the neck 2 and the pourer 3 are eliminated.
  • [0036]
    In the proximity of the surface 32 a, the part 31 is connected to an annular element 36 by means of eight breakable bridges 37. The element 36 forms, on its side oriented towards the lip 35 c, a substantially planar annular surface 36 a perpendicular to axis X3-X′3. The element 36 extends, opposite the surface 36 a, by a clip 36 b from which extends a ring 36 c for gripping configured so that a user can easily insert a finger.
  • [0037]
    The assembly of the elements 31 to 37 constitutes the pourer 3 which is in one piece, these elements being integral with one another during moulding thereof.
  • [0038]
    The stopper 4 is also substantially cylindrical and X4-X′4 denotes its axis of symmetry. The stopper 4 comprises a principal plate 41 in which is made an annular depression or hollow 42 which is bordered by a skirt 43 of which the inner surface is provided with a thread 44 adapted to cooperate with an outer thread 38 formed radially outside the part 33 of the pourer 3.
  • [0039]
    The hollow 42 has a cross-section substantially in the form of a U and forms, seen from the inside of the stopper 4, a convex part 45 of central radius R45 with respect to the axis X4-X′4 substantially equal to the mean radius R36 of the annular surface of the element 36.
  • [0040]
    A membrane closure 5 is provided to be interposed between the neck 2 and the pourer 3 when the pourer is positioned on the neck. This membrane closure comprises a core 51 made of a sheet of a complex based on aluminium. This core is coated, on a first surface 51 a intended to be in contact with the neck 2, with a layer 52 of peel-off varnish and, on its surface 51 b opposite the surface 51 a, with a film 53 of meltable polyethylene.
  • [0041]
    The radius R5 of the membrane closure 5 is substantially equal to the maximum radius of the part 21 of the neck 2 and larger than the radii R36 and R45.
  • [0042]
    The closure device formed by elements 3 to 5 is pre-assembled before it is fixed on the neck 2. To that end, the membrane closure 5 is introduced in a pre-positioning chamber 39 of the pourer 3 which is defined between the surface 36 a and the lip 35 c.
  • [0043]
    The lip 35 c therefore has a dual function, namely, on the one hand, the maintenance of the membrane closure 5 in the chamber 39 before the device formed by elements 3 to 5 is positioned on the neck 2 and, on the other hand, the tightness of the assembly between the pourer 3 and the neck 2.
  • [0044]
    After the membrane closure 5 has been positioned in the chamber 39; the stopper 4 is screwed on the pourer 3, by cooperation of the threads 44 and 38, which has the effect of breaking the bridges 37 and of pushing the member 36 in the direction of the lip 35 c, as represented by arrow F1 in FIG. 3, as the convex part 45 comes into abutment against the surface 36 d of the element 36. The lip 35 c in that case serves as stop for the movement of the element 36 and of the membrane closure 5 opposite the edge 32, the chamber 39 in that case being reduced between the surface 36 a and the lip 35 c.
  • [0045]
    At the end of pre-assembling, the closure device is in the configuration of FIG. 3 in which the element 36 is applied on the membrane closure 5 which is adjacent the lip 35 c.
  • [0046]
    Due to the screwing of the stopper 4 on the pourer 3, a bead 45 a formed on the outer surface of the part 45 is in abutment against the inner surface of the part 31 which it expands radially as represented by arrow F′1, this inducing an additional locking of the stopper 4 on the pourer 3.
  • [0047]
    The pourer 3 may then be screwed on the neck 2 by the cooperation of the threads 24 and 34, which induces a firm abutment of the element 36 on the neck 2, with the interposition of the membrane closure 5, as shown in FIG. 4.
  • [0048]
    The upper part of the bottle 1 and the elements 3 to 5 are then subjected to a heating by induction, the heat easily propagating in the core 51 which is metallic. Such induction heating has the effect of melting the film 53, with the result that the element 36 is firmly sealed on the surface 51 b of the membrane closure 5. This induction heating also has the effect of melting the layer 52 of peel-off varnish, the membrane closure 5 also being sealed on the surface 21. The bottle 1 is then hermetically closed.
  • [0049]
    The varnish constituting the layer 52 is chosen so that the fixation of the membrane closure 5 on the surface 21 is not definitive. This varnish may be of the type such as those used in the domain of the farm-produce industry for fixing covers on yoghurt pots.
  • [0050]
    When the milk contained in the bottle 1 is to be used, the user removes the stopper 4 by unscrewing it, which is natural. Just as naturally, he/she inserts his/her finger in the ring 36 c and can pull thereon opposite the body 2 in an effort represented by arrow F2 in FIG. 5, which has the effect of completely detaching the membrane closure 5 from the surface 21 a, as this membrane closure is firmly sealed on the surface 36 a while it is removably sealed on the surface 21 a.
  • [0051]
    As a result, the assembly of the membrane closure 5 is effectively disconnected from the neck 2 without risk of tearing this closure, while the user does not have to search for a metallic tongue of difficult access in order to manouevre this closure.
  • [0052]
    The milk may thus flow over the surface 32 a through the opening completely cleared by the membrane closure 5.
  • [0053]
    The invention has been described with a screwed pourer and stopper, but it is applicable with a clip-on pourer and/or stopper or with a stopper forming part of a hinge assembly.
  • [0054]
    According to a variant of the invention (not shown), the membrane closure 5 may be coated with peel-off varnish and film of glue solely at the level of its edge 54, since the layers 52 and 53 are used only opposite the surfaces 21 a and 36 a. In addition, methods of sealing other than those envisaged hereinbefore may be employed for connecting the membrane closure 5 with the element 36 and/or the neck 2, particularly an adhesion of these elements or a superficial fusion of the element 36.
  • [0055]
    The invention has been shown when used for a bottle of milk. However, it is applicable to any recipient provided with a neck.

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  1. 1. Method for closing a container (1) provided with a neck by means of a closure device comprising a pourer adapted to be mounted on said neck and a stopper adapted to be fixed on said neck or on said pourer in a position of closure of said neck, characterized in that it consists:
    when said stopper (4) is fixed on said neck or said pourer, in pressing (F1) towards said neck (2) an element (36) previously attached (37) to said pourer (3), with interposed between said element and said neck, a tight sealed membrane closure (5) of said neck; and
    in securing said element (36) to said membrane (5) by sealing.
  2. 2. Method according to claim 1, characterized in that it consists in firmly sealing said element (36) and said membrane closure (5) and in removably sealing said membrane closure and said neck (2).
  3. 3. Device for closing a container provided with a neck, said device comprising a pourer adapted to be mounted on said neck and a stopper adapted to be fixed on said neck and/or on said pourer in a position of closure of said neck, characterized in that it comprises:
    an element (36) adapted to be pressed (F1) in the direction of said neck (2) due to the fixation of said stopper (4) on said neck or said pourer (3), and
    a membrane closure (5) for said neck adapted to be interposed between said element (36) and said neck (2) and to be sealed to said member and to said neck.
  4. 4. Device according to claim 3, characterized in that said element (36) is fast with a ring (36 c) for gripping, allowing it to be torn (F2) with respect to said neck (2).
  5. 5. Device according to one of claims 3 or 4, characterized in that said element (36) comprises a substantially planar surface (36 a), in the form of a ring or disc, for abutment against said membrane closure (5).
  6. 6. Device according to one of claims 3 to 5, characterized in that said membrane closure (5) is adapted to be firmly sealed (53) to said element (36) and to be removably sealed (52) to said neck (2).
  7. 7. Device according to one of claims 3 to 6, characterized in that said membrane closure comprises a core (51) made of a complex based on aluminium and coated, on a first face (51 a), with a peel-off varnish (52) and, on a second face (51 b), with a film (53) based on polyethylene.
  8. 8. Device according to one of claims 3 to 7, characterized in that said element (36) is adapted to be maintained at a distance from said membrane closure by said pourer (3) before said stopper (4) is fixed on said pourer.
  9. 9. Device according to one of claims 3 to 8, characterized in that said element (36) is formed in one piece with said pourer (3) to which it is connected, before fixation of said stopper (4), by at least one breakable bridge (37), said bridge making it possible to maintain said element at a distance from said membrane closure (5).
  10. 10. Device according to one of claims 3 to 9, characterized in that said stopper (4) comprises a part (45) adapted to exert on said element (36) an effort of thrust (F1) in the direction of said neck (2) and of said membrane closure (5).
  11. 11. Device according to one of claims 3 to 10, characterized in that said pourer is equipped with a lip (35 c) defining, with said element (36), a pre-positioning chamber (39) for said membrane closure, said lip participating in the tightness of the assembly between said pourer (3) and said neck (2).
  12. 12. Container (1) for liquid, particularly bottle made of plastics material, equipped with a closure device (3-5) according to one of claims 3 to 11.
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